God i feel so stupid asking this..My ribbing

Just looks wrong… When i K2, p2 on the knit side. do i P2 and k2 on the purl side…or it does not matter? Maybe im thinking of seed stich. k1, p1 one row…and p1, k1 row?

help me out here…

It definitely matters. When you are doing ribbing, if you end with a knit, start with a purl, and vice versa.

When you do seed stitch, if you end with a knit, start with a knit.

Everybody’s ribbing looks wrong the first time. :oops: It just takes practice, patience. You’ll get there. ANd there are no dumb questions. ASk away! :cheering:

I also feel like it takes a few (or ten!) rows before it starts to behave and look the way it’s supposed to, even if you’re doing it correctly.

This is so true. Every time I start something with ribbing, I wonder if my choice of yarn was the best, even though I know it evens itself out.

All i remember is purl the purls and knit the knits

I’ve found it helps me to think of it as alternating panels of stockinette. Like in k3p3 ribbing, when you get to the stuff that looks like the front of stockinette, you knit, when you get to the stuff that looks like the back, you purl.